To prevent violence, both Cognitive Aggressors and Primal Aggressors must be recognized and managed.
The signs of emerging aggression for the Cognitive Aggressor and the Primal Aggressor are very different.  In both cases those, the key to preventing violence is to recognize those signs as early as possible.  CAPS training allows observers and aggression managers to recognize and maanage both types of aggression as it emerges.
The objective indicators that identify the Primal Aggressor and the Cognitive Aggressor are very different. Feedback we receive from each of our training programs indicates that today's professional security and threat assessment personnel have not had usefully training to recognize or deal with the cognitive aggressor. The Virginia Tech tragedy once again provided another data point in the body of evidence that mental health assessments or profiling are not useful in identifying the next shooter.

The training provided by the Center for Aggression Management does provide knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and appropriately manage the
emerging aggression associated with both the Cognitive Aggressor and the Primal Aggressor.
Both Types of Aggressors Must be Managed
Cognitive & Primal Aggressors
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The Primal Aggressor shows obvious signs of agitation and is adrenaline driven.

The
Cognitive Aggressor is intent driven, may seem very calm, and is often the more dangerous aggressor. This is the person that will become the next random shooter or terrorist.

To prevent violence, both types of aggressors must be recognized and managed. Unfortunately, the most used approaches almost always
do not recognize the Cognitive Aggressor.